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Contacts May Be Better for Infants After Cataract Surgery
Adults and children both can receive permanently implanted lenses after cataract surgery, but a new study suggests that there may be better options for infants.
Sight for Sore Eyes: Rx for Diabetic Eye Disease
For some with diabetes, changes in blood sugar can distort vision because of leaking blood vessels in the eyes. An eye medication has shown long-term promise in treating this visual impairment.
Daily Multivitamin Might Curb Cataracts
Vitamin supplements may help people get nutrients that their diet lacks or they can't absorb. It seems that supplements may also reduce the risk of developing at least one eye condition.
After Menopause, Hormones May Lower Glaucoma Risk
Some women take hormone medications to help with menopausal symptoms. It's possible that these medications protect their eyesight as well.
Rate of Blindness Caused by Glaucoma Greatly Improved
Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness around the world, but one new study shows how much improvement has been made, and how much more needs to be made.
Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Retinal Detachment May Follow an Open Globe Injury
Immediate treatment is critical for patients who experience an open globe injury. But even after treatment, vision problems like retinal detachment may still arise.
A Look at AMD After Ten Years
  After being diagnosed with an eye disease like age-related macular degeneration, a person might wonder what their vision will be like 10 or 15 years down the road, and new research is providing some answers.
Quitting Smoking Lowered Risk for Cataract Removal
Smoking can contribute to the development of many health issues, including vision problems like cataracts (causes cloudy vision), but research is showing that quitting can help to lower that risk.
New Hand-held Device Detects Eye Diseases
Big, bulky equipment can make vision screenings a hassle for both patients and physicians but a new technology may make these screenings much easier.